life on the mat

Restorative Hamstring and Heart Opener, week 5 of “Restore Yourself…Love, Yoga”

When I realized that I'd be shooting this photograph in my house, I thought about doing it in my sweatpants and a t-shirt. No fancy yoga clothes. Maybe even a few stray toys lingering about the mat. Possibly with the tv on in the background. Including these elements would have created a more truthful replication … Continue reading Restorative Hamstring and Heart Opener, week 5 of “Restore Yourself…Love, Yoga”

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Finding the Magic in Small Things

A news headline caught my eye just moments before I settled down to write this post. I'm angry, frustrated, and incredibly sad. And I questioned momentarily  whether my more quiet, compassion-based work is futile. It's been a week of bad headlines, following months of bad headlines. Headlines that make me question how people are shaping this world … Continue reading Finding the Magic in Small Things

Supported Bridge, week 4 of “Restore Yourself…Love, Yoga”

  I was chatting with a dear one about this project the other day, and it became clear that he didn't really understand this whole thing. Dedicating it to my friend generated a lot of confusion and, frankly, turned him away from enjoying the project. Obviously the conversation presented a conundrum - do I stick with the project … Continue reading Supported Bridge, week 4 of “Restore Yourself…Love, Yoga”

Supported Backbend, week 2 of Dear Adri…Love, Yoga

"Stop fidgeting." My teacher's instructions were clear and succinct. But it's hard. The body likes to move. The mind likes to move. The mind likes to move the body. The body likes to move the mind. But...can I? Can you? Can you stop fidgeting? When we can stop fidgeting, the stillness that comes (or doesn't … Continue reading Supported Backbend, week 2 of Dear Adri…Love, Yoga